A murder or homicide charge in Texas is punishable as a first-degree felony. Under certain circumstances, a person may be charged with capital murder, which carries more severe penalties than a standard murder charge. A murder conviction in Texas can result in a prison sentence of 5 to 99 years. A capital murder conviction in this state can result in the most severe punishment allowed under Texas law, a life sentence without the possibility of parole or a death sentence.
Your choice of a defense attorney in these circumstances is a critical one. KW Law offers years of experience in criminal court and a firm resolve to give your case the attention it deserves. You are fighting for your life. We are ready to fight with and for you.
Being charged with homicide in Texas is a serious situation. The counsel of a criminal defense attorney should be sought immediately if you are a potential suspect in a homicide. Don’t wait until formal charges have been filed. It is important that you understand your rights and receive legal counsel during the investigation of a murder or homicide. Do not try to deal with this situation on your own. There is too much at stake. Contact KW Law as soon as police contact you for questioning.
The sentence for capital murder in Texas can be much more severe than the sentence for a murder conviction. A capital murder conviction has sentencing guidelines that include life in prison without parole or even the death penalty. There are several situations that can turn a murder charge into a capital murder charge in Texas. Here are some of the types of murder that may result in a capital murder charge:
If you are being charged with capital murder, you need a strong legal advocate to represent you. KW Law will fight to protect your rights and to ensure that you receive a fair trial. Call us if you or a loved one has been charged with murder or capital murder in Texas.
One of the options your defense attorney will explore in a murder case is a plea bargain. Plea bargains can offer several advantages to both the prosecution and the person charged with murder. For the defendant, a lesser sentence may be negotiated through a plea bargain than they might receive if found guilty of murder by a jury. The State also benefits by saving the expense of a drawn-out trial, while still receiving a guilty plea and sentencing of the accused. KW Law has experience in negotiating plea bargains as a prosecuting attorney. This gives her a unique advantage when negotiating a plea deal for her clients. She knows what plea offers the prosecution is most likely to accept. Whether it is the full defense in a criminal trial or the negotiation of a plea bargain, KW law has the experience you need in a murder defense attorney.
When you are in some way involved in the death of another individual, criminal charges can result. In Texas, you may be charged with murder, capital murder, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide. Each of these charges come with different penalty levels. In any of these murder charges, it is in your best interest to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. KW Law will carefully review your case and consider representing you as your murder defense attorney.